CALOR Offering Free HIV and STI Testing at Prius Urgent Care Center Beginning January 9
Starting Wednesday, January 9, CALOR, a division of Anixter Center, one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the state supporting individuals with disabilities and other challenges, such as HIV/AIDS, will offer free HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing from noon to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays at Prius Urgent Care Center (3650 W. Armitage Avenue, Chicago). Funding for this testing is provided by the Chicago Department of Public Health.
The confidential HIV and STI testing is offered without charge to anyone, regardless of age, ability to pay or residency. The process, from completing the consent paperwork to getting the results, takes about 45 minutes. As part of the testing, counselors are available to review the results and provide referrals, as necessary.
CALOR has been a fixture in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood for many years and has been offering HIV/AIDS prevention and education services since 2001. Conducting HIV testing at Prius Urgent Care Center is part of a CALOR initiative to reach more people by offering its services through community clinics. CALOR also offers HIV and STI testing at its headquarters (5038 W. Armitage Avenue, Chicago).
For more information about CALOR and free HIV and STI testing, please visit www.CALOR.org, call 773-385-9080 or email askCALOR@anixter.org. For more information about Anixter Center, please visit www.anixter.org or call 773-973-7900.
About Anixter Center
Anixter Center provides an array of services to help people with disabilities and related challenges live, learn, work and play in the community. Through 37 programs and services at 28 primary locations across the greater Chicago area, Anixter Center touches the lives of more than 10,000 individuals annually and advocates for the rights of children and adults with all types of disabilities to participate fully and equally in society.
CALOR, a division of Anixter Center, provides individualized and culturally sensitive support for individuals with disabilities and their families, including those affected by HIV/AIDS. A leading service provider for individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS, CALOR offers case management, counseling, health education and preventive resources, housing and other comprehensive services for vulnerable populations throughout the Chicagoland area. CALOR's commitment to education, prevention and community outreach positions the organization as a leading force to reduce the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases in Chicago.